ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

What your sleep positions reveal about your personality

Updated on March 28, 2014

How you sleep?

Really? How you sleep could reveal characteristics about your personality? Sure, why not. Personality profiling is quite common. And a collection of studies have shown some of this information to be amazingly accurate.

How do you sleep?

Which sleep position is most common for you?

See results

The fetus

The fetus This position should envision an unborn baby comfortably curled up in a mothers womb. Safe, protected, and unaffected by the ugliness of the world. In this position you are laying comfortably on your side with your knees close to your chest, again, much like you would have done before you were born. The fetus is the most common sleep position of all.

If you sleep in the fetus position, you most likely portray a tough exterior when dealing with the world, but on the inside you are sensitive and tend to over think and worry. You seek comfort and security in the waking hours. However, you tend to be social and warmhearted, despite needing a little extra time to warm up to new people and environments.

Fetus sleepers are

  • Tough on the outside, sensitive on the inside
  • Private and protective
  • Tend to over-think, stress and worry
  • Prefer security and comfort
  • Social
  • Warmhearted
  • Need time to adapt to new environments

The Freefaller

The Freefaller Sleeping in this position is mostly done flat on one's belly with your arms up and tucked under your pillow. Or you may lay sideways with your arms out in a haphazard manner.

This position suggests a personality in need of controlling time, space, and resources. Your personality tends to feel you lack control over your waking environment. On the other hand, you tend to be bold and brash, and not afraid to take risks, however seem to be more sensitive to criticism.

This sleep position is the most likely to cause uneven sleep, and the most disruptive sleep of all. In this position research suggests you are getting the least restful sleep of all the sleep positions.

Freefallers are

  • Controlling
  • Bold, brash and to the point
  • Sensitive to criticism
  • Dislike extreme situations
  • Gregarious and playful

The log

The Log

The log In this position you are laying on your side with your arms at your sides and your legs straight down.

Your personality tends to be rigid and not very fond of change. You may frequently notice upon waking that you are much more stiff and sometimes your muscles ache. Chances are you slept with your muscles very tense. In daylight hours, you have a hard time relaxing and may appear to others as high strung and uptight. On the positive side, you tend to be social, trusting and outgoing.

Logs are

  • Uptight and rigid
  • Set in their ways
  • High strung
  • Extroverted, social
  • Trusting and tend to be gullible

The soldier

The soldier In this position you lay flat on your back with your limbs running parallel with your body.

You tend to be quiet and reserved, highly disciplined and have great expectations for yourself and others.

Soldiers are

  • Reserved
  • Introverted
  • Disciplined
  • Tend to be perfectionists
  • Adhere to high standards

The yearner

The Yearner

The Yearner You sleep on your side with your arms stretched out straight in front of yourself.

You are the most prone to be suspicious and cynical. It tends to be hard for you to make quick decisions, but once you've made a decision you stick to it. On the plus side, your personality is open, willing, and sociable.

Yearners are

  • Suspicious
  • Cynical
  • Slow at decision making, but firm once a decision is made
  • Tend to be extroverted, social, and generally pleasant
  • Generous and confident once they establish trust and faith in the motives of others

The Starfish

The Starfish This position is exactly as it sounds. Imagine a starfish flat, with limbs sprawled out in every direction.

This position reveals a personality that favors friendships and makes them a priority. You are a good listener, trusted adviser, and give great advice. You prefer to stay out of the "spotlight" and would rather be a quiet observer when dealing with groups. You are generous, kind, and love to help others in need.

Starfish are

  • Good listeners
  • Trusted ad-visors
  • Kind, generous, and love helping others
  • Prefer quiet power, and staying out of the spotlight

Did you find this information accurately reflects your personality?

Do these sleep positions seem dead on, on describing your personality?

See results

© 2013 Rebecca

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Inutero profile image

      Andrew Nuske 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      Love this hub! I'm a fetus sleeper myself.

    • izettl profile image

      Laura Izett 

      5 years ago from The Great Northwest

      The fetus describes me but sad that I'm not more unique being that most people are fetus sleepers so my personality is similar to most people. Bummer....but I'll get over it. Voted up and interesting.

    • Bishop55 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca 

      5 years ago from USA

      Thanks thewritingowl...you were exactly to the point. :)

    • thewritingowl profile image

      Mary Kelly Godley 

      5 years ago from Ireland

      So I am a freefaller? Interesting and fun to know.

    • OMGirdle profile image

      OMGirdle 

      5 years ago from United States

      For your last poll, I would have to say, "just about." I was surprised to see how my sleeping position described 95% of my personality. This was an interesting read. It is always surprising how our personalities control so many of our habits. Thank you for sharing. Voted up!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)